Divadlo v Dlouhé is a repertoire theatre with a permanent group of actors established in 1996 as a set financed by the Municipality of Prague. Director Daniela Šálková heads the theatre and the art management comprises: literary adviser Štěpán Otčenášek, directors Hana Burešová, Lukáš Trpišovský and Martin Kukučka (SKUTR). The group of actors comprises graduates of the Theatre Academy of Musical Arts, part of the actors have studied in the Department of Alternative and Marionette Theatre of this Academy. The group is highly talented in terms of movement and music. This makes it possible for the directors to use marionette elements in addition to live music and singing in the plays.Divadlo v Dlouhé cannot be assigned to any genre category: our repertoire includes great dramatic stories just as it includes farces, scenic ballet ballads, non-traditional cabaret or a singing performance for children. We devote regular attention to the child viewers - we annually hold the Child in Dlouhá / Dítě v Dlouhé festival at which we feature the most interesting plays for children's theatre and Festival 13+ not only for teenagers.
Divadlo v Dlouhé has won many awards from critics since 1996: it was nominated several times for best Czech Theatre of the Year, two of our plays (Wild duck/Divoká kachna, The Break of Noon/Polední úděl) won the best play of the year award, other plays were nominated for this prestigious award. Our plays regularly get points in various critic surveys, the performance of the actors in our plays usually also receive awards as well as the work of the set designers and costume designers. Last but not least to us is he interest of the public - the number of visitors to our theatre is approximately ninety percent.
First English-friendly performance of Theatre in Dlouha Street
Václav Havel Letters to Olga
The first staging of Václav Havel's letters from his imprisonment between 1979 and 1983
Script and direction SKUTR
Cast Eva Hacurová, Marie Poulová, Klára Sedláčková-Oltová, Marie Turková, Magdalena Zimová, Martin Matejka, Pavel Neškudla, Jan Vondráček, Tomáš Turek
Theatre form comprising also movement and music, in which texts of the letters are developed in the associative way and reflect the inner world of a man experiencing his ordeal in the cramped space of the prison where he can never be alone.
It reflects our attitude towards the phenomenon of Václav Havel on the eve of the 30th anniversary of the Velvet Revolution and reminds a man who entered not only the history of the world but also our lives and hearts.
Some performances with English surtitles - see program